Mech Eng 1st Year UJ – Help with Assembly Drawings!

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Phindile from UJ (1st year Mech Eng ) sent us a message asking for help with Assembly Drawings. He sent through the slide show used by his tutor and our expert (Herman van der Merwe) did this quick recording to clarify.

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Hi there Phindile,

One of our top mechanical lecturers (Herman van der Merwe) has done a tutorial to assist you using the slides you sent through.  He is feeling ill but was there for his part time students this evening – excuse his croaky voice.

With an assembly you are usually given a number of individual components which you are required to assemble in a drawing.
First look for the part that will be your base (it may have a footing) as all the other components will then build onto this.

The most important thing to look for then is common sizes: bolt holes, shafts etc. indicating how they will assemble.